To H. W. Bates 16 April 1
My dear Mr Bates
Dr. Hooker is coming here tomorrow night to stay till Monday,2 is there any chance of your being able to spare time to come here during this time:3 it would give me great pleasure if you could. If you can spare the time or want a little rest, come without writing. You must come to Bromley Kent, by Railway; but I 〈am〉 sorry to say Bromley is six miles from this House.— On Monday I could send you back to Bromley with Hooker.— I hope to get Mr. Lubbock over on Sunday or Saturday evening—4
I only heard this morning when Hooker was coming or I would have given you longer notice.—5 A bit of rest would do you good.—
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Bromley is 10 miles from London & you can start from the Victoria Station Pimlico, or from London Bridge.— Do not get out at “Shortlands for Bromley”, but at the proper Bromley Station.—
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Bates, H. W.
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- Source of text
- Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
- Physical description
Invitation to visit; Hooker will be present. Gives directions to Down. Also plans to invite John Lubbock over for an evening.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3507,” accessed on 2 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3507